What is an obfuscated VPN server and why is the key to online freedom?

While taking a much closer look at how things are going in the VPN market, you might think they are moving into the mainstream. The situation turns at 180 degrees if you invest a little time into reading between the lines. Not only that, there are continuous updates, new market trends, or fresh protocols (like […]

What is IKEv2? Is IKEv2 a friend that you may trust?

IKEv2 is one of the most popular VPN protocols due to its stability, speed, and security. Expanding upon the strengths of its predecessor (IKEv1), IKEv2 is nowadays a strong and reliable choice when it comes to encrypting data. As you probably know already, it is fundamentally important to secure your data when connected to the […]

VPN for dummies. The most comprehensive article explaining VPN

Online privacy, security, and anonymity are three principles on the verge of becoming legends. Yes, just like the legends you might have read about in storybooks. VPN technology comes like a knight in shiny armor to save your online activities from becoming a target for hackers and marketers and to ensure you with the much-deserved […]

VPN services that may NOT protect your privacy

Your data is … yours and you should keep it yours! Otherwise, you become the product and, sooner or later, a target for marketers, on one side, and hackers, on the other side. Do you want that? VPNs should, by definition, protect your data, but sometimes they don’t. Don’t be fooled by marketing headlines and […]

VPN hardware vs VPN software – The main differences explained

A mind at ease is already pleased. That is why I like to think that happiness doesn’t exist without peace of mind, just like hardware couldn’t work without its better half, the software. Since we’re talking about hardware and software, let’s discuss the VPN hardware vs. VPN software topic with a pinch of peace of […]

How to install and use WireGuard on Windows 10

WireGuard is a relatively new VPN protocol that has gained a great reputation due to its speed and simplicity. Using WireGuard on Windows is simple, and you may get started in a matter of minutes. This article explains how to set it up on Windows 10. WireGuard Windows setup [Summary] To use WireGuard on Windows […]

What is a VPN concentrator and who needs one?

The history of the VPN (Virtual Private Network) technology is closely related to Microsoft’s PPTP and goes back to 1996. Tunneling protocols already existed, as, without them, the data packet moving from a network to another wouldn’t be possible. Therefore, the PPTP didn’t reinvent the wheel, but it brought along a more secure and private […]

VPN vs. DNS vs. Smart DNS. What to use to access geo-blocked websites?

Geo-blocking is an internet censorship technique that restricts access to certain websites based on the user’s location. This practice is mainly applied by giant services such as Netflix, BBC iPlayer, Hulu, or Pandora, as they provide loads of intellectual property online. Since the copyrighted material is usually available only to a particular location or region, […]

What is VPN Gate? Solid free VPN with important drawbacks.

VPN Gate is a free VPN solution used by millions of Internet enthusiasts. It was developed as an academic research project, and it has plenty of advantages. But is VPN Gate the perfect VPN solution? Let’s find out. We do not (usually) recommend free VPN services due to security and privacy concerns. We believe that […]